This bridge is a direct replacement for Gibson guitars equipped with a Nashville bridge. The bridge style (Nashville vs. ABR-1) of a given guitar can be easily determined by its mounting studs: The ABR-1 mounting studs thread directly into the body, while the Nashville studs thread into metal anchors that are pressed into the guitar's top.
Callaham's ABR-1 bridge retrofits both ABR and Nashville-equipped Gibson guitars. However, it's important that you order the appropriate version for your guitar, because the bridges ship with different mounting studs depending on the application. The bridge on this page comes with studs that replace a Nashville bridge's pressed-in anchors, so those need to be removed from the guitar before the Callaham studs are inserted. There are simple tools available to easily remove pressed-in anchors from guitar bodies, or this can be done by any local guitar tech.
The body of this bridge is CNC machined from a billet of cold-rolled medium-carbon steel, subject to rigid quality-control standards at every level of production. This is the only alloy steel bridge available - Gibson bridges, as well as other aftermarket bridges, are cast from zinc alloy, brass, or aluminum, which causes heavy dampening of the critical overtones that support the fundamental.
Made in USA
|UPC||does not apply|
|Guitar Type||ES-335, Les Paul Special, Les Paul Standard, SG Standard|